The CDC said it cut the isolation to five days because of science. It seems Fauci has been influenced by politics, including the largest nurses’ union.
Americans who hoped for a reprieve from Biden COVID advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci in 2022 were disappointed if they tuned in to the news talk shows this weekend.
Fauci hinted on This Week with George Stephanopoulos that Americans could be forced to test negative before exiting the CDC’S new recommendation of five days isolation for those who do not show symptoms of infection (emphasis mine).
He said: ‘You’re right there has been some concern about why we don’t ask people at that five-day period to get tested. That is something that is now under consideration.
‘The CDC is very well aware that there has been some pushback about that. Looking at it again, there may be an option in that, that testing could be a part of that. And I think we’re going to be hearing more about that in the next day or so from the CDC,’ Fauci said.
Fauci’s latest remarks have seen him accused of flip-flopping on COVID yet again, with Americans given conflicting advice as cases surge and lines for tests lengthen. Travelers also endured another day of chaos at US airports, with 2,409 flights canceled across the country on Sunday afternoon, and another 4,758 delayed.
The CDC said science led to officials deciding you do not need a negative COVID test to end five-day isolation after you stop showing symptoms:
The CDC issued new guidelines for those who test positive on Tuesday, recommending a five-day isolation period, if asymptomatic at that point, followed by five days of masking when around other people.
The CDC said in a statement: “The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after. Therefore, people who test positive should isolate for five days and, if asymptomatic at that time, they may leave isolation if they can continue to mask for five days to minimize the risk of infecting others.”
The “pushback” mentioned by Fauci seems to have come from unions and politicians:
Some prominent public health officials, including former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, criticized the new guidelines. The nation’s largest nurses’ union and a major flight attendant union also expressed dissatisfaction with the new guidelines.
“Regardless of what CDC says, you really should try to obtain an antigen test (I know – easier said than done) and confirm it’s negative prior to leaving isolation and quarantine. There’s not a scientist or doctor I’ve met yet who wouldn’t do this for themselves/their family,” Adams tweeted.
Fauci also asserted cotton masks work on CNN’s State of the Union.
BASH: "Are cotton and surgical masks effective at preventing the spread of Omicron?
FAUCI: "They are" pic.twitter.com/W9IkpKgfQg
— Kyle Martinsen (@KyleMartinsen_) January 2, 2022
This directly counters the statement of CNN’s medical analyst and other evidence that they are ineffective.
Cases in the UK are up 296% since mask mandates were reinstated a month ago and have nearly tripled since vaccine passports were introduced 2.5 weeks ago
The collective delusion of experts, politicians and the media that their policies make the slightest difference is astounding pic.twitter.com/jNFqcx2buR
— IM (@ianmSC) January 2, 2022
Meanwhile, over 4,000 flights were canceled worldwide on Sunday, more than half of them were U.S. flights, due to a combination of adverse weather and the surge in coronavirus cases caused by the Omicron variant.
The flights cancelled by 8 pm GMT on Sunday included over 2,400 entering, departing from or within the United States, according to tracking website FlightAware.com. Globally, more than 11,200 flights were delayed.
Among the airlines with most cancellations were SkyWest (SKYW.O) and SouthWest (LUV.N), with 510 and 419 cancellations respectively, FlightAware showed.
The Christmas and New Year holidays are typically a peak time for air travel, but the rapid spread of the highly transmissible Omicron variant has led to a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections, forcing airlines to cancel flights as pilots and cabin crew quarantine.
Despite the massive chaos due to restrictions that have not stopped the cycle of surges, Fauci keeps doubling down on failure.
Given that all the guidance has failed to stop the spread, including masks and massive amounts of testing, perhaps it is time to question if Biden may not be the only administration official suffering age-related mental faculty impairment.DONATE
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